Part Two: Assessment Overview and Basics: Best Practices and Application
When: Thursday, May 13 - 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hours
Client system assessments are an essential component of quality treatment. An assessment is one skill social service providers use to develop interventions, treatment plans, and rapport.
“Assessment involves collecting and analyzing information about people with the aim of understanding their situation and determining recommendations for any further professional intervention” (Crisp et al., 2003, p 3).
Social service providers often recognize the interconnectedness of the person and environment on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels that impact client systems. Therefore, assessment is an ongoing social work skill used within all intervention levels and throughout the therapeutic process. The assessment, as a tool, allows the provider to focus on people, their symptoms, relationships, barriers from other people or systems, past experiences with mental health services, and their overall environment.
As a constructive element, assessments help create strengths and solutions.These two webinars on assessment will discuss important considerations for thorough and quality assessment in working with children and their families. Webinar 1 will be an overview of the 'best practices' of assessment, while Webinar 2 will involve the application of the best practices.
Dr. LaNail R. Plummer
A United States Military Veteran and the CEO of Onyx Therapy Group -- an organization she founded in 2013 -- Dr. Plummer has over 15 years of experience working with a multitude of clients and specializing in the care of young women; the Black community; and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Grounded in the values of integrity and awareness, Dr. Plummer believes that emotional, spiritual, and cultural healing is attainable for all.
As a researcher, Dr. Plummer explores the experiences of Black Women in clinical and supervision settings with the goal of creating a grounded theory that best suits the needs of Black Women in a range of professions.
Dr. Plummer is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and has been featured on the Today Show, NBC News, The Cut, and Good Housekeeping. She is the 2020 recipient of the TAGG Magazine Enterprising Woman award, and was named as an honoree for the 40 Under 40 Award through the Center of Leadership and Excellence.